10. Tributes

Tributes to our long serving, dedicated members.

Peter ‘Pixie’ Burgess – 1957 – 2021

BBFC President 2011-2021

Peter (“Pixie”) Burgess was a long-serving and dedicated member and then President of the Bombers club. He was a leader in life and passionate about everything he did. An exceptional man very willing to give his time and energy to the community. He believed in the greater good and was always about what he could give to the club and community. He was successful in shaping the club as a place for everyone to meet and engage with each other. Not just a place to play football. He developed the Bombers’ club house, the Hangar, into one of the best in the shire and always encouraged everyone to do their best. Peter was very personable and could easily relate to all sorts of people. His magic extended to his business career, where he was also very successful. Peter enjoyed life to the full as a family man, grade cricketer and football player. We lost Pixie way too soon. He had much more to give.

John Andrew Duncan – 1945 – 2023

John Andrew Duncan was a member of the Bomber’s Bridge Club and a football player. The Bridge club exemplifies how the Bombers Club has embraced the wider community and brought people together. John was an excellent Bridge player and was a vibrant personality, one of the leaders amongst the group. He was always entertaining and engaging. A Cessnock-born boy; John had a long career with Telstra, followed by a career in Real Estate. John relocated to Jannali from the North Coast in 2019 to be closer to family and joined the Bridge group in early 2020. Although a very competitive Bridge player, John mainly played for the social connection and the opportunity to meet new friends. That was very typical of his nature. John was a wonderful, caring family man with three children and six grandchildren. He rarely missed a Tuesday morning Bridge session with coffee and morning tea. He was also a football player and referee playing in the Moorebank area right up until his mid-forties. He is sadly missed by the Bridge group.